A while back I did a tasting and write up on chiantis. I enjoy them, they pair well with rabbit and pastas. I even use a chianti to marinate my rabbit stew! This on is dark in color with a mild nose of red cherries and some dried fruits. On the mid palate the wine displays some lively vibrant cherry and dried fruits to match the nose along with a hint of sweetness. This is definitely a fruit forward varietal chianti. On the medium length finish there’s some mild tannins and acidity. A very food friendly wine. I paired it with veal schnitzel and it went well. I would give it an -88 which is not a bad deal. This is in the general list at the LCBO.
From the LCBO web site:
Vinetti De Fiorini Chianti Superiore Docg — LCBO#: 488577
STYLE – Full-bodied & Firm
Alcohol/Vol 12.5% Made in: Tuscany, Italy By: Gustinvest Spa Sugar Content:2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry
From the winery:
AGE OF VINES: 20-30 years old
HARVEST TIME: Last ten days of September; manual
VINIFICATION METHOD: Special rolling presses are used to treat the grapes as gently as possible. Fruit is then placed in temperature-controlled tanks. After fermentation, the wine is filtered and fine-tuned in casks located in cellars provided with temperature and humidity control, where it remains for at least 12 months — until sampled by the Official DOCG Commission for final approval before bottling.
ALCOHOL CONT. BY VOL.: 12.5%
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 17-180 C (62.6-64.40 F)
FOOD PAIRINGS: Red meat, roasts, spicy or flavorful pasta and Mediterranean dishes.
COLOR: Deep ruby red with purple reflections
BOUQUET: Intense and characteristic, fruity with violet notes
PALATE: Round and fruity, well balanced components fine-tuned by ageing in traditional casks; long, consistent finish